In 2014, the Town of Okotoks heard what citizens wanted their future community to look like. The resulting vision called for us to continue our leadership as a sustainable community. The development of an Environmental Master Plan (EMP) is a chance to turn this vision into a reality!
The Environmental Master Plan will be a long-term community plan that identifies, prioritizes and sets specific goals and targets for key environmental initiatives for the Town and the community. It will encompass all aspects of the environment, from developing new land, to sustainable practices for energy, water, waste, emissions, urban forests, construction, and transportation networks – anything that impacts the natural world.
The first phase of public engagement related to developing the EMP took place in Fall 2017.
November Stakeholder Workshops
Stakeholder workshops were held on November 23 & 24. A family-friendly, interactive community workshop was also hosted on November 25 where residents were asked to share their thoughts, ideas and priorities for protecting the environment. Here is a summary of what residents have told us to date.
For any questions about the Environmental Master Plan, please contact Dawn Smith, the Town’s Environment & Sustainability Coordinator.